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Film Review: ‘V/H/S Viral’

Film Review: ‘V/H/S Viral’
The VHS homevideo format may have gone to its grave years ago, but the horror series of the same name lives on with its third anthology, “V/H/S Viral,” delivering three playful yet thoroughly disposable experiments in short-form p.o.v. cinema. While the scares are in short supply, there’s a surfeit of macabre, tongue-in-cheek creativity to be found here, from mock docs to skate vids, sandwiched between a gonzo found-footage framing device in which cameraphone-savvy teens risk their lives to become the next viral sensation. As portmanteau films go, this Bloody Disgusting-backed, Magnolia-released offering of attention-deficit thrills seems ready-made for the video-on-demand generation.

Only the wraparound segments, dubbed “Vicious Circles” and directed by “Deadgirl” helmer Marcel Sarmiento, take the “viral video” idea seriously, even if none of the teen characters seems old enough to even remember the VHS format. Instead, as members of the digital generation, these
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Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 edited by Kevin J. Anderson – review

  • Boomtron
Where can you go to get the best science fiction and fantasy in any given year? Anywhere that sells the annual Nebula and Hugo anthologies, naturally! This year, the collected nominated Nebula short stories and novelettes are gathered together in a tome called Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, edited by the esteemed and highly talented author Kevin J. Anderson. Included is the winning novella, the incredible The Women of Nell Gwynne’s by Kage Baker; the three poems nominated for the Rhysling Awards; a story by the Sfwa Author Emeritus, Neal Barrett Jr., “Getting Dark”; and a story introduced by the Sfwa Grand Master, Damon Knight, by Joe Haldeman, the newest Grand Master, “A Tangled Web.”

Winners of the other awards given out are also included, like the Nebula Award for the Best Novel, The Windup Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi; the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy winner,
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Sfwa announces 2009 Nebula, Bradbury, and Norton Award nominees

  • Comicmix
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2009 Nebula Awards.

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Sfwa. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet the evening of May 15 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, just 20 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.

Congratulations to all the nominees.

Short Story

“Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela,” Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Press, Jul09)“I Remember the Future,” Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future, Apex Press, Nov08)“Non-Zero Probabilities,” N. K. Jemisin (Clarkesworld, Nov09)“Spar,” Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct09)“Going Deep,” James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s Science Fiction,
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